Quotes about Winning

"Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats."

Ralph Washington Sockman (October 1, 1889 – August 29, 1970) was the senior pastor of Christ Church (United Methodist) in New York City, United States. He gained considerable prominence in the U.S. as the featured speaker on the weekly NBC radio program, National Radio Pulpit, which aired from 1928 to 1962, and as a writer of several best-selling books on the Christian life.


"The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any hostilities. It is best to win without fighting."

Laozi also Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Lao Zi, Laocius, and other variations (-) was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and is a central figure in Taoism (also spelled "Daoism").


"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."

Laozi also Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Lao Zi, Laocius, and other variations (-) was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and is a central figure in Taoism (also spelled "Daoism").


"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States. He is famous for his energetic personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his "cowboy" image and robust masculinity.


"You don´t always win your battles, but it´s good to know you fought."

Lauren Bacal, born Betty Joan Perske (September 16, 1924) is an American film and stage actress and model, known for her husky voice and sultry looks.


"I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing."

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, born Ferdinand Lewis "Lew" Alcindor, Jr. (April 16, 1947) is an American retired basketball player, coach, actor, and author. During his career with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers from 1969 to 1989, Abdul-Jabbar scored more points than any other player in league history, won six NBA championships and a record six regular season MVP Awards.


"When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat. "

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American novelist and painter.


"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. "

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. (January 17, 1942) is a former American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers of all time.


"Most battles are won before they are ever fought."

George Smith Patton, Jr. also George Smith Patton III (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a United States Army officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well-known for his controversial outspokenness.


"Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak."

Laozi also Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Lao Zi, Laocius, and other variations (-) was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and is a central figure in Taoism (also spelled "Daoism").